The cottage is named after the English Heritage ancient long barrow site found on Gorwell Farm. It is furnished in keeping with its character, that being an attractive stone built, semi-detached cottage of approximately 150 years and is also equipped with comfort and safety in mind.
Grey Mare Cottage is a semi detached stone cottage suitable for up to 6 people with a double room, a twin room and a room with bunk beds. On the first floor is a shower room and then downstairs is a large bathroom with a shower and a bath. The cottage has a well equipped kitchen, a comfortable living room and a south facing conservatory/dining area which opens out onto the large fenced garden with ample parking for 2 cars in the garden.
Kitchen & dining details
Each cottage has an electric double oven cooker, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, food processor. There although there is also an excellent range of cooking equipment, crockery and glassware we do try to make sure there are plenty of extra useful utensils you cannot think you will need until the moment you do. The farmhouse dining table in the conservatory seats eight people.
This cottage has a double room, a twin room and a room with bunk beds. Sheets, duvets with covers and pillows with cases are provided, as are extra duvets and pillows should you need them . We do provide a radio alarm clock in case you have to be up and about at a certain time but for those of you who have time to enjoy the peace and quiet it is very easy to oversleep here at Gorwell before you wake up to the beautiful countryside.
A cot, highchair and a stair gate are also provided in the cottage but we do ask guests to provide their own cot bedding.
The cottage is centrally heated and has a log burner in the inglenook in the living room. Wood is provided for this and along with the electricity and heating this is included in the rental rate.
Other items in the cottage
The cottage has free wifi access.
Outside the cottage
The cottage has its own well kept south west facing fenced large garden which is a perfect place to sit and enjoy a drink or an evening barbecue watching the sun set.
The garden and access to the garden is completely level. There is also parking for up to 2 cars next to the cottage.
There are two play areas on the farm and a hard surface tennis court for guests use. The fenced outdoor play area has swings a slide, playhouse and slide for younger children.
The indoor play area has a games room with table football and a pool table and then the covered area has ride on toys for small children, table tennis and a small skittle alley for anyone to try their luck at this west country game.
We also have a hard surface tennis court which is available for all our guests to use. There are some racquets and balls provided but if you are of wimbledon standard …or even part way to that, and have your own racquet, please bring them along.
We are as keen as many of you are about our environment so please help us to care for it as you would at home and recycle as much as possible.We have compost bins for uncooked vegetables and collection boxes for glass paper tins etc.
We have a small ‘shop’ on the farm where you can buy local produce when it is available. A small amount of frozen meals are kept from Manna Kitchen who are based in Dorchester and supply frozen ready meals should you be having such a lovely time that you have forgotten about your evening meal but if you wish to order your own choice then please place the order a day in advance if possible. We also have a range of fabulous meats available in our deep freeze either from Gorwell Farm where we rear lamb or from Sam’s pigs, including sausages, burgers and pork steaks for quick meals and barbeques or venison and other game from Dorset Game Larder We also stock a range of other locally produced items depending on the time of year.